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On World AIDS Day (1 December), CANSA highlights the increased risk of cancer in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – (PLWH). Just over seven million South Africans are living with HIV, and it’s important to make them aware of their cancer risk and how to help lower their cancer risk. Dedicated antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, adopting a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco and alcohol are helping PLWH to live a healthy and full life.
Posted on 1 Dec 2020
28 November 2020 – International Volunteers Day is celebrated annually on 5 December to give thanks to volunteers, globally, who selflessly give of themselves to uplift communities and organisations. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting a virtual […]
Posted on 28 Nov 2020
Michele Vanzaghi (26), is a medical doctor who was diagnosed with testicular cancer during lockdown. He shares his story…
Posted on 27 Nov 2020
The festive season is not very far away. If you have no idea what to give your loved ones, look no further. The Gift House will be selling Gift Boxes in aid of CANSA. For each themed Gift Box sold CANSA will receive 10% of the total box price. Monthly themed boxes will be available. Gift boxes for November include gift hampers for ladies, men, executives and teachers and enter competition to win a ‘Grandma’s Pantry Gift Box’…
Posted on 10 Nov 2020
This November, CANSA calls on men to be responsible for their health and to take advantage of cancer screening available at CANSA Care Centres. The five leading cancers affecting men* according to the 2016 National Cancer Registry (NCR) are prostate, colorectal, lung, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and bladder cancer. #CANSAscreening #MensHealth
Posted on 5 Nov 2020
ZZ2 100% Romanita Tomato Juice has been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition denoting it as a CANSA Smart Choice food product for cancer risk reduction. #LowerCancerRisk #CANSASmart Choice #ZZ2Tomatoes
Posted on 2 Nov 2020
CANSA launches its iSurvivor Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) email support programme as part of breast cancer awareness month in October. In addition to existing online support offerings and ground level support programmes for cancer patients, this programme is aimed at assisting and helping mostly MBC patients with their experienced challenges.
Posted on 22 Oct 2020
CANSA and partners announce the release of two booklets, the ‘CANSA At Home Pain Guide’ and the ‘CANSA At Home Guide for Children with Pain’ to help patients, loved ones, families and caregivers to cope with pain management. #CANSAAtHomePainGuides #CANSACares #MyCareMyComfort
Posted on 21 Oct 2020
CANSA has been hard at work to keep patients and loved ones supported during lockdown. Some of our patients and loved ones share how we have helped them recently and during lockdown.
Posted on 29 Jun 2020
CANSA is selling masks, face shields and newly designed Head Wear as a means of raising funds towards our service programmes and ensuring sustainability.
Posted on 18 May 2020
We collaborate with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer-related research studies and make available regularly updated information on studies currently taking place in South Africa. Find out what studies and research are taking place, if you are eligible and how you can get involved.
Posted on 10 Nov 2019
CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our Health Programme, as well as strengthen our Watchdog Role to the greater benefit of the public.
Posted on 19 Oct 2019
The Smart Choice Cookbook with CANSA and B-well is a collection of recipes that focuses on cancer risk reduction. All the recipes were developed in consultation with CANSA’s consulting dietitian Megan Pentz-Kluyts, who is renowned for her knowledge on the role of nutrition in helping to lower the risk of cancer.
Posted on 18 Mar 2019